December 8, 2021

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Draw against Brighton feels like a defeat – Klopp

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists his side’s 2-2 draw with Brighton “feels like a defeat” after they threw away a two-goal lead at Anfield.

The Reds went ahead in the first half thanks to goals from Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane. They also had a third disallowed for handball at 2-0.

Enock Mwepu and Leandro Trossard were on the scoresheet for the visitors as they claim an excellent point on the road.

Speaking to BBC Match of the Day, Klopp expressed his anguish at the points dropped:

“It feels like a defeat,” he said. “It’s not only because we were 2-0 up and didn’t win, it’s because the game I saw, we scored two of the most beautiful goals I’ve ever seen us score, which were disallowed.

“The pressing goal for Sadio was just unlucky, if you want to teach pressing, you would show this situation. But disallowed for handball, I guess.

“Top moments in the first half where we showed how we can hurt Brighton, played some top passes through the centre and played really good football but were only 2-0.

“In the second half, we were not good enough. The body language I didn’t like it all. It was like ‘oh my God, it’s really tough’. Yeah, it was clear before the game.

“The best way to defend Brighton is to have the ball yourself and play in the spaces where they are exposed, but we didn’t do that and that’s a problem.”

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